Research Fellow - Deadly Fit Mums Program

University of Queensland
December 31, 2025
Offerd Salary:$104,579 - $124,187
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Contract Type:Fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

  • Academic Level B

  • Fixed-term position until 31 December 2025

  • Sunday 5 March 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-22618)

  • About the UQ Poche Centre

    We are an Indigenous-led health research centre focusing on Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. We undertake multidisciplinary research to enhance understanding of diverse health issues affecting Indigenous peoples, reduce health inequity and improve health outcomes.

    In addition, we aim to nurture the next generation of Indigenous research leaders. As part of UQ's commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with UQ's broader Indigenous network of approximately 150 academic and professional staff members, as well as our student and alumni networks.

    Want to know more about life as part of the UQ Poche Centre team? Watch a video here.

    About This Opportunity

    The Research Fellow will be responsible for successfully coordinating a new implementation and evaluation research study to assess scalability, sustainability, acceptability, feasibility, and impact of The Deadly Fit Mums Program (DFM). DFM is an exercise and nutrition education program offered perinatally to women birthing an Indigenous baby through the Birthing in Our Community program (BiOC).

    The Research Fellow will also be responsible for the preliminary analysis of quantitative data collected through both the DFM program and the BiOC program and will work closely with the BiOC study coordinator and team to coordinate aligning activities.

    Applicants should have previous experience working with a focus on maternal and infant health, in the successful delivery of complex research studies and proven expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics. The candidate will also have time to pursue their own independent research ambitions with a focus on Indigenous health and will receive support and mentoring to progress their research careers.

    This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Completion of a PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Midwifery, or a related health area.

  • A clinical experience / qualification in managing pregnant and young children is very desirable.

  • A growing profile in research in maternal and child health and or Indigenous health.

  • Experience with ethics applications and research protocols development.

  • Proficiency in applied statistics, including experience with data cleaning and manipulation, multivariate modelling and longitudinal data analysis using STATA software.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, fixed-term position through to 31 December 2025 at Academic Level B.

    The base salary will be in the range $104,579 - $124,187 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $122,358 - $145,299 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact A/Prof Federica Barzi via [email protected] .

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion . We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board

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